Acquisition/transfer of immovable property – Prohibition on citizens of certain countriesRBI/2014-15/495
A.P.(DIR Series) Circular No.83
All Category – I Authorised Dealer Banks
Madam / Sir,
2. It has been observed that Macau and Hong Kong are the two Special Administrative Regions of China. As they are notified separately, it has been decided, in consultation with the Government of India, that citizens of Macau and Hong Kong will also be included in the list of countries which are prohibited to acquire/transfer immovable property in India in terms of Regulation 7 of FEMA ibid.
3. Reserve Bank has since amended the Principal Regulations through the Foreign Exchange Management (Acquisition and Transfer of immovable property in India) (Amendment) Regulations, 2015 notified vide Notification No. FEMA.335/2015-RB dated February 4, 2015 c.f. G.S.R. No.120 (E) dated February 24, 2015.
4. Authorised Dealers may bring the contents of this circular to the notice of their constituents concerned.
5. The directions contained in this circular have been issued under Section 10(4) and 11(1) of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), 1999 (42 of 1999) and are without prejudice to permissions/approvals, if any, required under any other law.